I believe that is the nautical term for a quiet day spent fixing things.
Jan did the laundry using the big washer and dryer in the boatyard before heading to Tesco at Newbury with Julie. We have been quite luck with the generosity of the fellow boaters who have offered to take one of us with them when they are taking their vehicle to shops. For my lunch, Jan left the remains of the bread she baked yesterday. In the meantime I attempted to clear the partial blockage in the hand basin. After dismantling the bowl end of the system I discovered the problem appears to be at the discharge point through the hull. Unfortunately this is on the side opposite to the wharf which means I can’t reach it without turning Molly. It’s not a critical issue so it can wait until next weekend when we will need to move her to do a pumpout.
Andy had drawn the short straw and was working Sunday. We had a good discussion about the plan for completing the first fit wiring. He confirmed all the cable was available and we discussed the need to finalise the wiring for the canbus system. In particular, matching the consumers to the nodes. Wiring to the bow and stern nodes won’t be an issue as they are both located in the base of a full height locker. Wiring to the node in the galley will be the critical issue because it will be very difficult to run additional cables after the wall lining has been installed.
The washing machine was also discussed. We may need to install it very early in the build otherwise it may not fit through the doors. After a considerable amount of discussion we have decided on a Candy G04W464 washer/dryer. Comet are selling them for £350, with free delivery. Dimensions are 850x600x440(H/W/D)mm. It also has a cold wash capability which will reduce our energy consumption. The spin speed is 1400 rpm which is better than some similar brands at 1200 rpm. There is a more expensive model at 1600 rpm, however the machine dimensions are too large for the cabin. After measuring the dimensions of the back cabin I think the G04W464 will fit against the starboard side above the blackwater tank.